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Registration for the Congress will be open at the end of January 2017, with Early Bird registration through February (10% discount). The Programme will also be announced at this time.

For registration purposes, different TYPES OF DELEGATES have been identified:

  • Cradle delegates: For those wanting to participate in all aspects of the event: the Congress, Conference and Festival, and attending the entire event
  • Congress delegates: ASSITEJ members (official delegates to General Assembly) and observers to Congress
  • Conference delegates: For delegates to the ITYARN Conference
  • Focus Day delegates: For delegates only attending one or more Focus Days
  • Festival delegates: For delegates who only want to attend the festival performances, social events etc.
  • Artist delegates: For artists who are IN productions performing at the festival

There will be three LEVELS OF DELEGATES, each with their own special rates:

  • International Delegates
  • Developing Countries Delegates (as defined by the World Bank)
  • Student Delegates

Each registered delegate will receive a code which entitles them to a certain number of theatre tickets, which can be booked online. However, delegates will be free to also book for additional theatre performances as their programme allows.

Once registered, delegates can attend most events (not performances) on a first-come, first-served basis. However to have guaranteed entry to events, it is recommended that you register correctly for those events.

Accommodation: Cradle of Creativity

There have been many queries about accommodation in Cape Town next year. The website is now carrying information about the hotels that we will be using for delegates, and the other options available. For those people on a budget, backpacker’s hostels and airbnb options are also available. It would be preferable for delegates to stay in the City Bowl, in walking distance of the main venues, Artscape and City Hall. Please consult the website for more information.

Programme Overview

When planning your attendance, please note the following dates:

16-May             ITYARN CONFERENCE

17-May             ITYARN CONFERENCE

ASSITEJ Playground

Opening Ceremony


18-May             Storytelling Focus Day


19-May             Theatre and/as Education Focus Day


20-May             Theatre for Social Change Focus Day


Cultural Hubs

City Walk (Outdoor performances)

21-May             Theatre for Healing Focus Day

Theatre for Children by children Focus Day


Cultural Hubs

22-May             ASSITEJ CONGRESS Day 1

Producer’s Bazaar


23-May             ASSITEJ CONGRESS Day 2

Producer’s Bazaar


24-May             ASSITEJ CONGRESS Day 3

ASSITEJ Artistic Encounters

Dance for Young Audiences Focus Day


Early Years Fringe

25-May             CONGRESS Day 4



Early Years Fringe

26-May             Music for Young Audiences Focus Day

IIAN (Inclusive Arts) Focus Day



Early Years Fringe

27-May             Small Size (Theatre for the Early Years) Focus Day


Closing Ceremony

Next Generation 2017

The following 30 applicants have been selected out of 277 applications for the programme for Cape Town next year:

South Africa (10)

  • Busisiwe Radebe
  • Lungile Mncube
  • Thapelo Mohapi
  • Thembela Madliki
  • Richard Antrobus
  • Chiminae Ball
  • Philisiwe Twijnstra
  • Musa Hlatshwayo
  • Sbonelo Mgilane
  • Penelope Youngleson

Africa (8)

  • Akumbu Louis Jones Buboh, Cameroon
  • Martin Adjei Legend, Ghana
  • John Namai, Kenya
  • Fumbani Innot Phiri, Malawi
  • Nelago Shilogoh, Namibia
  • Ebichi Promise Chinon, Nigeria
  • Linda Nabasa, Uganda
  • Chipo Basopo, Zimbabwe

Rest of World (12)

  • Dana Roy, India
  • Mana Yumii, JAPAN
  • Kim Junho, South Korea
  • Dave Deveau, Canada
  • Jon Dafydd-Kidd, UK, Wales
  • Candice Byrd, USA
  • Layla Raña Kanacri, Chile
  • Erduyn Maza Morgado, Cuba
  • Laura Elena Hernandez Yanes, Honduras, Tegucigalpa.
  • Jakob la Cour, Denmark
  • Maria Sloeva, Russia
  • Marina Blumenthal, Switzerland

We look forward to meeting them there. ASSITEJ has a limited number of grants to offer to candidates for assistance towards their transport. be able to support Next Generation candidates to the value of 500 USD per person, on receiving an application.

ASSITEJ has a limited number of grants to offer to candidates for assistance towards their transport. Successful Next Generation candidates will be supported with 500 USD per person. We ask the international community to consider becoming Friends of ASSITEJ to ensure that more Next Generation candidates are able to attend the residency

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